As an addiction treatment EHR opioid treatment programs, SMART Management, Inc. is proud to support life-saving recovery initiatives like Narcan training. Our partners deliver treatment services like counseling and medication-assisted treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes, individuals succumb to opioid addiction. This is when other measures, like the delivery of Narcan, are necessary to save lives.
Increasing Narcan availability
“Narcan (naloxone) blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness…(Narcan) is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.“¹ The availability of this life-saving drug is increasing state-by-state as communities are desperately trying to catch up with the startling number of overdose deaths. The availability of Narcan is no longer limited to hospital ERs. Because of the increase in demand, availability has extended to police, emergency response professionals, school clinics, and even to those who know someone who is addicted and at risk. However, Narcan training is needed for those seeking the ability to carry and administer this drug.
Staten Island University Hospital and Boston Public Health are just a few addiction treatment facilities that have taken that crucial extra step and are offering certified overdose prevention training, via Narcan, to their communities. Attendees learn how to identify the signs of overdose and how to administer Narcan. Finally, after training, they will receive a free rescue kit. ²,³
If you or someone you know wants to learn about overdose prevention and Narcan training, please visit SAMHSA’s website.
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